Steps to Enrollment | Office of Admissions and Scholarships
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Steps to

Complete application

The application requires general information, parental/guardian information, and academic information. You can go ahead and submit the online application without the below items (application fee, transcripts, test scores, etc.) and send them at a later time if needed. However, please remember to submit these items in order for us to review your complete application file for both admission and scholarship purposes. The application opens on August 1. The application on the Common App opens on August 5.


Application Deadline

MSU has a rolling admissions policy. The application for each semester will remain open until the 10th day of classes.

$40 application fee

  • This is a non-refundable fee
  • Active Duty Military and Veterans may have their application fee waived. 
  • Fee Waiver
    • Mississippi State University will waive the admissions application fee for freshman applicants who submit an approved ACT/SAT or NACAC Request for Waiver of College Application Fee form obtained from and signed by their high school counselor. This waiver is need-based and not related to the scores received on the ACT/SAT test. NACAC also has a fee waiver for eligible transfer students.
  • International Requirements
    • The application fee for International Students is $60.

Official Test Scores 


Optional for admission, but encouraged for scholarships.

MSU will use the superscore (highest ACT or SAT subject test scores from the same test type when scores from more than one test date are submitted.)  A combination of ACT and SAT subtest scores cannot be combined to calculate a superscore.

  • Request that official ACT or SAT scores be sent to Mississippi State. We encourage that these test scores come directly from ACT or SAT (ACT College Code - 2220 or SAT College Code – 1480).
  • The writing test of the ACT and SAT are not considered for admission or scholarship awarding purposes.
  • Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT will be reviewed for admissibility. This review will involve consideration of high school performance, placement testing, special interests and skills as well as other non-cognitive factors. 


  • For Transfer Students who have not completed the 30 hours of core courses, they will need to submit Official Test Scores.

Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella

  • All students including transfer and graduate students, born after 1956 are required to provide proof of immunity to Rubeola (red measles), Rubella (German measles), and Mumps (MMR). 
  • This Immunization form must be uploaded here after being admitted.
  • Visit the Health Center for more information about Immunization Requirements


  • Upload your official high school transcript (grades 9-11 with senior schedule) to your Mississippi State University applicant portal. Guidance counselors may upload transcripts through once they are verified by Slate. Counselors may also submit electronically to or by mail to the address at the bottom of this page.

  • Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.

  • If you have any college credits, have the institution send all coursework.

  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended

  • Faxed transcripts will not be accepted

  • An applicant may not ignore previous college attendance and MUST list all colleges attended on the application for admission.

  • For Transfer Students who have not completed the 30 hours of core courses, they will need to submit an Official Final High School Transcript.